Quality of life in Minnesota is intrinsically tied to the health of its inhabitants. Healthy people are better able to secure higher levels of education and work. Businesses retain a vital and productive workforce, which attracts new economic growth. Health care costs, and their burden to society, are reduced. We track data about obesity, diabetes, mental health admissions, and health care coverage to better understand how Minnesota is doing to ensure the physical and mental health of its citizens.

Fast facts

9% of Minnesotans have been diagnosed with diabetes

Prevalence of diabetes has increased slightly since 2011, but Minnesota remains home to one of the lowest shares of adults with diagnosed diabetes.
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of Minnesotans younger than 65 lack health care coverage

The number and share of Minnesota residents without insurance has fallen dramatically since 2013, but the downward trend has stagnated in recent years.

30% of Minnesotans are obese

The share of adults who are obese has ticked up from 26% in 2011.
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